The 22-watt output was obtained by operating the 6V6 power tubes well in excess of their maximum specified operating voltage.
The original Deluxe Reverb (circuits AA763, and later AB763) was introduced during the "blackface" era of Fender amplifiers with a black control panel and white lettering.
She is most definitely still in the prime of her life.
In case you missed my last blog, where I introduced her to you, I’ll give you the quickie version of how she entered my life.
From your great-grandpa freshly back from WWII and learning those swingin’ big band chords all the way up to that 12-year old noodler that calls you Dad, never before has a single amp influenced so many.
You also mentioned that you’re looking for a speaker option that decreases the overall volume of your amp.
Electronic components such as transformers, potentiometers, speakers, and some capacitors are often stamped with a date code, which indicates the manufacturer and the manufacturing date.
The code follows the format: = a number from 1 - 52 indicating the week of manufacture.
By every imaginable yard-stick, the Fender "Deluxe" is one of the most popular musical instrument amplifiers of all time.
The Fender Deluxe Amp has been around since 1948, that’s longer than most of you reading this.